Ida Bagus Made Bala (1923–1942)

Educated in a Dutch school for five years, Bala could speak and write Malay. He was the son of a high Brahmana priest couple (G. Heertz 1994: 101).  He had an introverted disposition, and kep to himself. In 1942, he fell ill and died a month later. (Hohn 1997: 79-80). Bala was influenced by the Western artists living in Bali at the time. He had visited Bonnet and Spies to watch them paint, and was a member of the Pita Maha. There are fifty-one pictures by him in the Bateson-Mead Commission, many of which were small copies of sorcerers' talismanic figures. (H. Geertz 1994: 101) Indeed according to Hohn, Bala was intensely concerned with the underworld and its demonic forces, and these concerns were reflected in his works. (Hohn 1997: 80)

Bala was influenced by the Western artists living in Bali at the time. He had visited Bonnet and Spies to watch them paint, and was a member of the Pita Maha. There are fifty-one pictures by him in the Bateson-Mead Commission, many of which were small copies of sorcerers' talismanic figures.  (H. Geertz 1994: 101)  Indeed according to Hohn, Bala was intensely concerned with the underworld and its demonic forces, and these concerns were reflected in his works.  (Hohn 1997: 80)


09.1030 Genggong

09.1059 Ratu Gede Macaling

AMNH 70.0/8305 Kajang

AMNH 70.3/4197 Painting

B001 Ritual: at Nyepi, nerag--chasing away demons.

B002 Ritual: at Nyepi, meserani.

B003 Story: the creation of the Holy Spring.

B004 Scene: boys playing.

B006 Scene: woman carrying offerings with boy and dog.

B007 Figure: Guardian Demon of the Household killing Snake-Demons.

B008 Sorcery: Rangda and her assailants.

B009 Story: Sang Aji Darma.

B010

B011 Story: I Papaka, the Tiger and the Monkey.

B012 Performance: Barong Landung

B013 Story: The Fight between I Gerantang and Raksasa Benaroe. (I Cupak)

B014 Sorcery: Rangda and her disciples, Lendri and Lendi.

B015 Story: Demon in chains.

B016 Story: Raksasa Putih abducting Isteri Bergedab.

B017 Story: I Amad and I Muhamad are each given a kris by their father.

B018 Story: I Amad fights Rakasa Putih in his cave.

B019 Sorcery: looking for crickets at night surrounded by bad spirits.

B020 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demons of Five Directions.

B021 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demons of Five Directions.

B023 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demons of Five Directions.

B024 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing

B025 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demons of Five Directions.

B026 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Sixth Month.

B027 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Crossroad.

B028 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Twelfth Month.

B029 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Eleventh Month.

B030 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing.

B031 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the First Month.

B032 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Market Place.

B033 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Foodsellers of the Cockfight.

B034 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Third Month.

B035 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Eighth Month.

B036 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Slaughtering.

B037 Ritual: the sengguhu priest prays while his assistants play special in-struments.

B038 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Tenth Month.

B039 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Fourth Month.

B040 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Fifth Month.

B042 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Second Month.

B043 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Seventh Month.

B046 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Heart.

B047 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Pancreas

B049 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Liver.

B053 Ritual: for appeasing the demons of the sea and ending a 3-year drought (mecaru melabuh gentuh).

B054 Story: Rare Angon and Leban Kori escaping from her grandmother by turning the sea into fire.

B055 Story: I Amad flying on magic horse.

B135-077 Wug Derwati

B22 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demons of Five Directions.

B306 Sorcery: childbirth with healer and leyaks.

B50 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, The Demon of the Lungs.

B51 Figure: Sorcerer's Drawing, Demon of the Ninth Month.

B52 Story: The Seven Princesses (Galuh Pitu).

Haks 267

Men Fishing